José Chacon

1969

Artist biography

José Chacon is an established mid-career artist, José Chacon was born in 1969. Artists born in the same year and of the same generation are Tayeba Lipi, Stephan Crasneanscki, Shiva Asghari Art, Adrian Paci, and Brian Buckley.

Further Biographical Context for José Chacon

José Chacon was born in 1969 and was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of increasing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time leading art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists working at this time, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

José Chacon

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